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My Little House Design: Living Room Mini-Makeover

Monday, April 8, 2013

Living Room Mini-Makeover

Life is funny sometimes. I had a whole post written about my long term plan for my living room. I even taped out things so I could better show you how it would look and then, bam! Another piece of the puzzle came into place.

What I was going to tell you is that I want a second couch. I've been wanting one since the day I bought my first couch but at $599 I couldn't afford two. So I've been waiting until I could save up enough money to get a second one.

Here is what I taped out to show you what it would look like:

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mylittlehousedesign.com ikea karlstad isunda grey

I've been pretty vocal about my self imposed craigslist ban but I broke it on Friday. I did a quick search and found that someone was selling my exact couch in great condition for $300. Yep, that's literally half the price of a new one! I emailed them right away and scheduled to pick it up on Sunday. So back to Friday, I had just found the couch I've wanted for a year for half the price and I didn't have to make a 3 hour round trip drive to IKEA when I remembered the chair. Remember the red chair?

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It may not be the most fashionable of chairs but dang it if it isn't the most comfortable thing ever. My old roommate and I would fight over who got to sit in it!

But sadly, to make room for bigger and better things she had to go. I listed her on craigslist and sold it within 15 minutes! My fastest craigslist sell ever.

Fast forward to Sunday here is my new living room minus the red chair, plus my thrift shop ottoman, and plus a new-to-me couch:

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mylittlehousedesign.com ikea karlstad isunda grey

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mylittlehousedesign.com ikea karlstad isunda grey

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I'm so happy! I just fell in love with my little house all over again. The best part is I saved $300 (not including what I made from selling the red chair and white glass coffee table which also sold really fast). 

Now I can comfortably seat six people (two on each couch and two in the wing backs or eight if people want to get comfortable). And if I have a major rager more people can sit on the ottoman or bring in dining room chairs (I think I need to make more friends before that is going to be necessary). Also, not hating the ottoman fabric as much any more. Or maybe I'm just really starting to freak out about reupholstering it. I took the broken wheels off and so it now sits evenly and in pictures at least it looks good (in person it shows a lot of wear). 

It was a busy busy craigslist weekend for me, but I'm very happy with the result!

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8 Comments:

At April 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM , Blogger Kristen Hamerstadt said...

OMG you sold the chair to a stranger?? I totally would have bought it off you!!

On another note - you should paint the chair with fabric paint so it doesnt look denim!

 
At April 9, 2013 at 2:11 AM , Blogger Kim said...

Great score! How do you get your bigger finds home? Do you have an SUV?

 
At April 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM , Blogger My Little House Design said...

I know, I'm sorry! Like three different people told me they would buy that chair from me so instead of picking one of my friends I decided to just sell it online. Good idea about the fabric paint - I never would have thought of that!

 
At April 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM , Blogger My Little House Design said...

Thanks! Yes, I have a Jeep. I still had to tie the back end shut because it wouldn't fit all the way in. Having an SUV really helps when it comes to DIY and thrifting stuff!

 
At April 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM , Blogger Kim said...

I agree. I just traded my family sedan for a small SUV to assist me in my craigslist adventures. Lol.

 
At April 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Kim said...

I agree. I just traded my family sedan for a small SUV to assist me in my craigslist adventures. Lol.

 
At April 20, 2013 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Laura Stutzman House Envy said...

Nice work! Looks great! I'm an indiana home interior blogger too. Love this space. Great deals too!

 
At April 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Jasmin Snyder said...

Awesome Laura! Thanks for visiting my blog.i'll definitely check out your blog too.

 

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